It feels so good to sit down and write a recap post, mostly being able to sit down (& chat with you all, of course.) This past weekend was crazy! We made over six trips to Goodwill and tossed out pretty much everything. There’s nothing left to toss, no disorganized closets, and even my Tupperware is organized. It feels so good, and my house is almost echoing because it’s so empty. We scrubbed every floorboard, wall space, filled in nail holes, and made this place new again. Now, it’s officially ready for the market.
I didn’t do a recap post last week because I’ve been exhausted, mentally. It rained all week practically, and sometimes that makes me feel melancholy. My moods are easily affected by the weather, but luckily, this week is going to be in the high sixties, and I’m so here for it. Today’s recap post is going to be a bit out of order, but that’s because I wanted to throw in a few things from last week that I didn’t blog about. You can expect a more orderly blog post next Monday.
On Sunday morning, I finished the leftover ingredients from my weekly meal prep. This was one of the chia parfaits with homemade granola and fresh berries on top! 😋 Kyle and I started watching the show Outsider on HBO! It’s so good. It’s a nice mixture of a thriller with a splash of horror (but not enough to freak me out!)
I’m taking you all the way back to last Sunday.
We love doing our weekly check-ups at the house. It’s crazy how much they change within a week. I’ve been trying to take as many photos of the process as I can so I can put together a fun timeline blog post once it’s done. And don’t forget to follow my home’s account on Instagram for all the updates (follow here)
Last week, the electrition had all the outlets, lighting hookups, and more installed. We had them pre-wire a ton of unique places for fun lights! I’m most excited about sharing that process.
The next time you see a house update, the outside will be painted all white! 😮 We will eventually have the brick painted white, and the garage doors painted black.
On Sunday night, I made the best dairy-free and gluten-free fettuccine alfredo! It was fantastic, and I had to blog it right away because I knew you all would love it. Make sure to check out the recipe here! I had been craving fettuccine for so long, and this hit the spot.
I spent most of my week behind the computer working and in the kitchen recipe testing. On Monday, I had to have a part replaced on the furnace, so that was a fun ordeal. 😒
Peaches, gluten-free bread, and avocado for Wednesday’s breakfast!
On Wednesday, we had a walk-thru with our builder, which was so neat. He showed us all the updates, things to look out for in the walls, and went over light locations and outlet locations to make sure they were installed correctly.
For breakfast on Thursday, I had gluten-free toast, avocados, everything but the bagel seasoning, eggs, banana, homemade granola, and blueberries! I was so excited because I headed up to Raleigh to take some newborn photos. Photography is something I’ve been diving into lately as a hobby, and it’s fun when I get to capture special moments.
Here are some fun shoots I did this past month.
Before driving home after the shoot, I stopped into Blaze pizza. I had wanted to try this place out forever, and I was hungry enough to do it. I did build your gluten-free pizza with vegan cheese, peppers, onions, pineapple, and spinach. IT WAS AMAZING, and the cost was unreal. I had half for lunch before driving home and ended up eating the other half for dinner. Luckily, we have a Blaze in Charlotte, so I’ll be picking up pizzas from there more often.
I turned 29 on Friday! 😝 I spent the rainy day with Becca antique shopping, and then we had lunch together at Cava! ♥️ It was so sweet of her to take the day off of work just to hang out with me on my Birthday. She’s truly the best.
I had the salad bowl at Cava. It came with their super green mix, brown rice, carrots, brussels sprouts, harissa hummus, classic hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken, and garlic dressing.
And what’s a birthday for me without a dinner at The Garden Cafe! ♥️
I spent the evening with my family at my favorite spot. I love this little gem and have been coming here for the past six years. I ordered the citrus lime salmon with aioli and sweet potato hash.
Saturday was our EXTREME cleanout day.
I didn’t wait to dirty up the house before we had a showing on Sunday, so I had a smoothie for breakfast at Clean Eatz in Fort Mill and a delicious salad from Panera bread for lunch. I had the other half with chili the night before.
Remember when I said things happen fast? Well, a few days after our builder’s meeting, the drywall has begun!
I cannnnnnot wait!! Make sure to follow the account for my Q & A I’m doing today!! You can head over there and ask me anything.
I still have not gone grocery shopping, so I was eating whatever was in the house. After I hit publish, that’s where I’m going! I ended up making a homemade vegan cheese sauce that is absolutely incredible! I mixed it in with my baked cauliflower gnocchi, and it was the best dinner while watching the Superbowl.
All I did for the sauce was bring about 1 cup of unsweetened cashew milk to a boil, mixed in one tablespoon of gluten-free flour, two tablespoons of nutritional yeast, a splash of black pepper, onion salt, garlic powder, and olive oil! You can add extra spices to fit your taste, but I think I’ll add jalapenos next time! It was a quick sauce to make and tasted just like cheese.
And then we treated ourselves to my 3-ingredient brownies while watching the football game! It was cool seeing the Cheifs win! 😊 Anyways, I hope you all have the best week, and get some beautiful weather your way! Only 46 more days until Spring!😀
Questions for you!
- Did you stay up and watch the Superbowl?
- Do you have a secret hobby?
- What is one thing you always have on your grocery list?